Santorini also has very important history and ancient culture. From Akro you can visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera (Santorini), a site that is considered to be one of the most important in Greece. It hosts the findings from the excavations of Athens Archaeological Society at Akrotiri which have uncovered one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean: According to the archaeologists, the first habitation at this particular site dates back to the Late Neolithic times. The various imported objects found in the site also indicate its external relations. Akrotiri was in contact with Crete, the Greek Mainland, the Dodecanese, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt. The museum is actually an extension of the archaeological site of Akrotiri, since it houses frescoes and findings of the 17th century BC. It also houses findings from many other places of Thera which date back from the Newer Neolithic Period and present the passage of various cultures from the Aegean Sea in a long period of Prehistory. All exhibits are in excellent condition.
Akro is an ambassador and a true supported of prehistoric excavations. For over two years Akro has funded the research and being a major core supported of Akrotiri pre historic findings. We are extremely proud of our museum a true gem of our wonderful city Akrotiri.
Akro’s owner statement can be found below
“The prehistoric city of Akrotiri is very much alive! Excavations brought to life the prehistoric town which was buried under ash after the 17th c. volcanic eruption. Magical aura is spread everywhere when visiting the town of Akrotiri today. Visitors enjoy every minute of this wonderful experience – a true journey through history.
The beauty of the archeological site can be appreciated both intellectually and emotionally. We first experience beauty through our senses. Hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch, a sensory journey back in time. Then, a wave of emotions comes over us!
This heritage will be honored and supported by all of us.”
Akrotiri, May 2018.